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Keyword - Apicoplast (KW-0933)

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Broader
Plastid

Definition

Protein encoded by the apicoplast genome or protein located in the apicoplast, a plastid found in some apicomplexan parasites which is a non-photosynthetic plastid relict. This organelle contains ring-like DNA of about 35 Kb as a third type of cell genome. Apicoplasts do not contain thylakoids; it is not yet clear if they contain internal membranes.

Synonyms

  • Golgi-adjunct organelle
  • Thick-walled organelle

Category

Cellular component

GOi

apicoplast [ GO:0020011 ]

Graphical

ApicoplastPlastidCellular component